Pollinators, Climate Change, and Clean Energy
Join nationally leading experts Dr. Marla Spivak, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, and Fresh Energy's Rob Davis for an in-depth discussion on their work around the global climate crisis, clean energy, and pollinator health. Most of the audio for this podcast comes from a live webinar hosted by The Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy recorded in April 2020.
Dr. Marla Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology at University of Minnesota. Dr. Spivak’s specific area of study is honeybees and she kicks off the webinar discussion with a honey bee 101 and then dives into threats to bee health and what we can do to protect them.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law in the Public Administration program of the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University and co-directs the Climate Center at Texas Tech. Dr. Hayhoe ties together the connections between pollinator health, energy, and climate change, in the webinar discussion.
Rob Davis, Director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, closes the webinar by sharing how Fresh Energy’s work to advocate for photovoltaic solar fields as pollinator habitat in Minnesota and across the country can reshape the renewable and pollinator landscape.
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